Wicked updates! I love them!
Sorry to hear of your tablet and all the other crap stuff happening. But your resolve is strong and I'm glad you're back and hope the new internet won't stop you from posting moaaaar updates!
Don t let the loss of your old images and stuff stop you. I think you can still make great artwork with what you have.
If your looking for a fresh start, gotta recommend checking out the back to basics thread. Even if it looks like too much at first.
Arestocrat Hey dude definitely intending on keeping this thing going as long as i possibly can
Lav Gonna try to keep updating as much as possible, Thanks for the visit
Grandmassa Mr. Spect THANKS A LOT DUDE
ilmehin Thank you so much I figure this will all blow over and i wont even think about it in a couple of months the net is pretty crap but at least it works
DStraX Thanks a lot man will do
Flaskpost Thank you very much dude
Peetaer Thank you man coming from you thats a HUGE compliment, hope that means i'm going in the right direction
Did some more Brigman Studies over the weekend
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My entry for the Advanced Photoshop Create a Cover Competition
Out of the ten images provided for the contest this was the one i loved the most, unlike the others it has a sort of mystical character & style which i wanted to explore in the painting. I had several ideas in mind including an ice queen, a robot or an alien. In the end i realised a fairy was the most suited character, leading us somewhere new & unexplored.
Painted in Photoshop CS3, took 8 days. About 30 hours i think
Competition was stiff, no win unfortunately oh well there's always a next time
Last edited by miycko; January 11th, 2010 at 11:00 AM.
ilmenhin thank you very much the contest is over now and unfortunately no win oh well better get back to studying so i can get good enough to win
Lav thanks a lot the competistion is waaayyy too tough but it's good motivation i have lots of trouble with hair so i keep experimenting, i'm hoping i'll be able to find an easy and fun way of ding it sometime soon
Peetaer Thank you so much man i really appreciate you saying that
GweNdZ than you very much I'm glad you like the wings, i really wanted them to come out good
ROCKNROLLA thank you very much dude, i think so too
Seagulls Thank you so much man It really does take a lot of patience to get these done and i'm much faster than before, more complicated images still take up to 90 hours though. i also checked out the back to basics thread and intend on trying that stuff out, thanks for the link dude
Flaskpost Thank you dude My hair issues are really bugging, hopefully practice and some hair studies will help fix it and i do need to work hard on value as well
Some brigmans i did a couple days ago and something for the new year (i'm well known for being late with this knid of stuff). I have tomorrow off so i'll have two days to do some studies - hope i make good use of them.
Damn, you draw bridgeman studies so good I wanna cry.
But watch out with your digis. The last one doesn't really looks like you learned much from Bridgeman. Looks a little flat and undefined for me esp. her tummy. Don't take it as an offence please!
I would suggest you try to color your Bridgeman studies (which are superb) using multiply layer + normal overpaint layers as a startout! Maybe that helps you to get a better structure in your coloring/ painting
Keep the good work coming!
I agree with arestocrat's post, you gotta sit down and get a better understand of form. Draw a shitload of spheres and boxes and cylinders and basic forms like that. That way you'll just start "getting" forms and know how to develop shadows so as to show form and also those midtones. Subtle midtones really give a drawing that extra layer of depth which really makes a world of difference. You line work on the other hand has improved significantly and is shaping up to be one of your strong points so just keep doing those studies. One thing you might want to try with those Bridgman studies is to shade them after you copied them to help you develop your understanding of form. Do it from imagination! Once the well of visual knowledge runs dry then you know what must happen next: work on those weaker areas through practice. practice. practice.
Rock on dude, your work is coming along nicely!
AUUUUUUUUUU! Sexy ^^
there should be a wisseling wolf emoticon... haha...
Lips are peinted gorgeous
Arestocrat dude thanks so much as for the digis it's much harder to do something without reference so i'm not surprised if it looks flat, i found i define the muscles on the tummy a little too muchso i decided to try a slightly rounded/undefined one (definately need more practice there ) thanks a lot for the input dude i'll most certainly continue to work on those areas
r y a n o i r Thank you very much for the kind words dude will do
Peetaer Thanks dude i've never sat down to just draw spheres and what-not so i'm lacking that basic knowledge, will make some time for that soon i intend on shading the brigmans too when i'm done with the line work, only a couple more pages to go thanks again for all the great advice dude
mariuz great to see you dude thank you very much and that whistling wolf's a great idea
UPDATE: in a bad place right now, managed to ruin my weekend cuz of a mistake i made at work during the week so i had to work haven't done much drawing since then (no studies at all).
Just ONE painting i call Rising So far it's at 9 hours in photoshop
Nice anatomy studies, maybe try doing a few from your head and see how much you can remember.
Like everyone else has said, those digis are okay but look too flat so increase your contrast maybe. That 'Rising' one is coming along well though.
hey man sorry for not dropping sooner, I've been super busy. I see you're working hard, those are some super tasty studies.
you should do some more colored ref work I think that would help alot.
Hey miycko! You're still cranking them out - that is awesome. In your last pic Rising, I can see you're trying to push out the 3d lighting and form.. It's looking good, but one question: where is the light source on that pic? It seems kind of strange as the eyesocket area seems to be concave yet it is lighted at the bottom.. I think that may be throwing the pic off a bit? It's like the eyes are putting spotlights downwards, onto the cheekbone that is in shadow all around? Maybe the lighting is too strong there and could be refined a bit better in detail?
Sketchbook - freakmod wants to learn how to draw really well
Wow you sure improve a lot! I suggest doing more studies on edges control as I noticed everything seems to be sharp with not much soft edges.
Best way is to do studies from old masters such as John Singer Sargent paintings. This will help you in evaluating which part of the artwork need focus and where to soften details as required to help lead the eyes.